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Ikea’s awesome Algae Dome will grow you brilliant superfood

The future is algae. Algae is making the jump from your pond to your plate. Nutrient rich, protein packed, and air-cleaning, it can grow just about anywhere. Now, Ikea’s Copenhagen-based innovation lab, Space10, is on a mission to make it the

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Summer Recipe: How to Make An Algal Bloom

Blue-green algae is a simple organism in that its needs aren’t all that complex: A little heat, some water, sunshine, throw in some sort of nutrient and you have the ingredients of an algal bloom. That was the case in

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Antarctic Microbes Shape Nutrient Content of Snowmelt

As temperatures continue to rise, snow-dwelling microbes could accelerate melting and influence downstream ecosystems. Snowmelt on the Antarctic Peninsula has been increasing for decades because of rising temperatures, and it shows no signs of stopping. As the snow melts, it can release nutrients that

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‘Superalgae’ to protect world’s corals from bleaching

MELBOURNE: Researchers have found a solution to reduce coral bleaching by genetically engineering the micro-algae found in corals, enhancing their stress tolerance to ocean warming. These micro-algae are called Symbiodinium, a genus of primary producers found in corals that are

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Parry Nutraceuticals and Synthite Industries Forge Partnership

Parry Nutraceuticals has more than 2 decades of experience in cultivation and processing of microalgae-based nutraceuticals including Organic Spirulina, a recognised dietary supplement with high protein content, Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, Organic Chlorella, which helps in detoxification & healthy ageing

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Corals found deep in the ocean produce their own light to survive

When you’re a coral hanging out in the shallows, too much sunlight is a bad thing. Ultraviolet radiation can mess up the algae that live within coral bodies and provide them with much of their sustenance. That’s why many corals

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UWI research team developing new bioplastic from seaweed

Would you buy, and drink from, a water bottle made of seaweed? A group of students at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, is working to develop a new bioplastic prototype that can do just that. The

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Could Algae Be Dairy’s Next Food Source?

Could algae be the next ingredient used in dairy rations alongside corn and soybeans? Robert Gardner and his research team think so. As a room filled with listening ears, Gardner presented his preliminary research findings during the Midwest Farm Energy

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Kelp Farming Promises Economic and Ecological Benefits

We tend to think of spring as planting time, but kelp farmers in the Gulf of Maine are in the midst of their annual harvest right now. Growers and ocean researchers say kelp could be a huge win-win-win – improving

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Seaweed could extend the lives of future batteries

If you thought there were a lot of batteries in your life right now, wait until you see the future. As well as the energy storage in your phone, camera, laptop, and smartwatch, you’ll be dealing with batteries in your

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What lies beneath: the ship that could revolutionise seaweed cultivation

Most commonly associated in the West with seaside holidays and Chinese restaurants, seaweed is in fact present in everything from food to medicines, bioplastics, animal feed, fertilisers and biofuels. Cultivating this humble algae on an industrial scale is now big

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Algae Biomass Organization Announces Preliminary Agenda for 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit in Salt Lake City, UT

        SALT LAKE CITY, June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today announced the preliminary agenda for the 11th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, being held in Salt

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